What Color Underlayer Looks Good With Brown Hair?


To prevent your hair from looking one-dimensional and boring, try dying the underlayer a different color. You've likely seen this sassy style on celebrities and regular gals, alike. If you're interested in applying this sexy technique to liven up your brown locks, make sure it's the right hue -- you've got a few shades from which to choose.

Darker Brown

To add a richness and depth to your mane, dye that underlayer a slightly deeper shade of brown than you're rocking up top, suggests "Marie Claire" magazine. Doing so prevents your 'do from looking dull and gives it an extra amount of richness. Go about one or two shades darker for the perfect amount of richness. Doing so gives your hair dimension and makes it much more exciting than its current state.


When you want to get a bit dramatic, go for black. This daring shade blends well with your brown hair color, but also gives it that extra bit of pop when it peeks through your lighter strands. It also makes you look like a rock star, so prepare yourself for all the looks you're bound to get.


When you've got to let your inner punk rocker out, go for a shade of red underneath your brown locks. Red and brown go naturally well together -- hello, auburn! -- so a cute crimson color would look absolutely smokin' under your brown mane. Go for a deep red if you want to keep things a bit low key or choose a bright shade for a hard-to-miss burst of color.


When you're in the mood for something wild, choose a pastel color to feature on your underlayer, suggests "Teen Vogue" magazine. Soft blues, green, purples and pinks may be just what you need to spruce up your brown locks. Go with streaks underneath or dye the whole area, if you'd like -- the choice is yours. Either way, your hair is hard to miss.

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